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City parking
12:31 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Supporters of Cincy parking lease say 'don't sign petitions'

City worker issuing a parking ticket on 12th Street.
Sarah Ramsey

Cincinnati's Mayor and the five Council Members who voted for the controversial parking lease proposal are asking residents to get the facts before signing petitions to put the measure on the ballot.  

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Rumpke Landfill
11:51 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Ohio EPA holds hearing on Rumpke request to use more landfill deodorizer

Rumpke Landfill in Colerain Township
WVXU news staff

The Ohio EPA is holding a public hearing Tuesday night on Rumpke's request to increase the amount of odor neutralizer being used at its Colerain Township site.  The new permit would allow the company to use up to 2,741  gallons of the neutralizer mixed with more than 2.7 million gallons of water monthly. 

The deodorizer is made from essential plant oils, mainly from fruits and vegetables.  It's applied using 200 spray nozzles attached to more than 6,100 feet of hose, 20 industrial fans and mobile spray dispensers

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Youth job training
11:00 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Students in construction training program finding success

Four students practicing painting skills on a mock house.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Cincinnati is marking Community Development Week by highlighting the Community Action Agency's "Blueprint for Success" project. The program gives at-risk youth ages 16 to 24 training for jobs in the building trades. CAA President Gwen Robinson-Benning says around 250 people have gone through the program during the past nine years.  

"They come on their own volition," she says. "We're not out having to recruit. The word is out there about the program. And 98 percent of those young people - men and women by the way - that leave the program are hired in the construction trade."

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City parking
5:05 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Cincinnati wants quick decision in parking lease appeal

Cincinnati is asking the Ohio First District Court of Appeals to hear oral arguments concerning the city's parking lease plan on either April 18th or 22nd. 


The city would like a decision by May 1st. 


The city is proposing to file its brief with the court next Monday and for the opposing lawyers to provide their response by April 15th. 

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Gasoline prices
3:10 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Gas prices take a rare spring dip

WVXU News

Have you been keeping an eye on the price of gasoline in the last few weeks?  Cheryl Parker with AAA in Cincinnati has been doing just that.

"Yeah, they've declined," she said.  "For the first time in ten years we've seen a decline in gas prices in the month of March.  It's very unusual."

Definitely not the norm for this time of year

Gas prices usually start heading up in the spring, but they decreased last month and now average about 30 cents per gallon less than a year ago.  

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